mental health

he Exeter Quay group celebrating 20 years of Westbank's Health Walks

Celebrating 20 years of Devon charity’s Health Walks

Devon health and wellbeing charity Westbank Community Health and Care has clocked up an impressive 20 years since it began its programme of organised, daytime health walks for people of all ages and varying abilities.

Throughout May - National Walking Month - Westbank is celebrating the milestone anniversary of this successful programme of Health Walks that keeps people on the move...

TALKWORKS teams up with the Devon County Football Association to promote mental health in the community 

Football players and coaching staff across Devon are being encouraged to talk about mental health for World Mental Health Day.

TALKWORKS (Devon’s NHS Talking Therapies service) and the Devon County Football Association are today launching a partnership to encourage more adults across Devon to access mental health and wellbeing support.

The new partnership kicks-off with a ‘...

Surving Suicide Campaign Pic

Devon Charity Launches Suicide Awareness Campaign

Exmouth based charity, Pete's Dragons, have launched a campaign highlighting the stories of people from Devon who have been left behind after experiencing suicide. In the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday 10th September the charity is aiming to raise awareness of the services it offers to those people in Devon, of any age, that have been through loss in this hugely traumatic...

Over two million Brits miss out on mental health benefits of being by the sea

Despite nearly nine in 10 (89%) Brits believing being by the coast has a positive impact on their mental health, over two million people are missing out on the positive benefits having never visited the seaside recreationally.

The new research, conducted by the Southampton International Boat Show ahead of its 54th year, shows that 3% of the UK’s population have never visited the...

Adventurer set to break mental health barriers with unique Ironman challenge

In a groundbreaking and symbolic endeavour, purpose-driven adventurer and endurance athlete Isaac Kenyon, from Devon, is on the brink of a historic feat: becoming the first person to complete a full-distance Ironman whilst wearing an additional 15kg weighted vest.

This audacious challenge carries a profound message that resonates with the growing mental health issues faced by society...

Tom Chapman, founder of The Lion's Barber Collective

Torquay Barber Tackles Men's Mental Health Issues From His Barber Chair

Wellness experts and advocates are gearing up to inspire and enlighten visitors at this year's SpaFest, taking place at cinch presents CarFest from the 25th to the 27th of August at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire.

Among these remarkable advocates stands Tom Chapman, who has created a safe haven from his barber chair. Following the tragic loss of his friend Alex in 2015, Tom founded...

Place2Be begins to roll out in-school mental health support service across Devon  

10 schools across Devon will have access to Place2Be’s model of “whole school” support, providing mental health services for children, parents, teachers and school staff.

The UK’s leading children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, have launched their mental health support service across schools in North Devon for the very first time.

With over 28 years’ experience, Place2Be provides...

New anonymous digital mental health support service launched across Devon

A new free and confidential digital mental health and wellbeing service for adults is now available across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.

Qwell (, delivered by mental health provider Kooth , will ensure that every adult living in the Devon has access to a choice of support to managing their own emotional health and wellbeing.

NHS Devon, working in partnership with...

Devon charity launches summer programme of free online mental health courses and workshops

Mental health charity, Step One, has been supporting people in Devon with mental health and learning disabilities for 85 years, working closely with local NHS Trusts, GP surgeries and communities across the county. With mental health problems increasing and a reported 1 in 5 people now showing signs of depression (compared to 1 in 10 before the COVID-19 pandemic), the ‘BeWell@StepOne’ project...

Cheeky calendar raises over £1,600 for South West mental health charities

RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Builders Bum 2022 calendar has raised £1,610 for Mind charities across the region – Devon Mind, Cornwall Mind and Mind in Somerset.

The calendar features tradespeople from across the region, who put themselves forward to be photographed doing their job and showing a tiny bit of their bottom, all in the name of raising funds to help the charities...